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Welcome to the home of Military Fighting Knives.   Many of you know us through our old knife lists and we appreciate your continued support.   If you collect fighting knives we think you'll enjoy what we have to offer.  From the common to the rare and historic, we cater to every collector.   We hope you enjoy this site and will visit it often.   Please feel free to contact John at  jrg@woh.rr.com  or Gary at  zruleford@aol.com  if you have questions or need assistance.   Click here to see our Terms of Sale.

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NEXT SITE UPDATE:  Sunday 27 APR 2014 at 08:30 AM EST   I am adding this feature so that everyone will know when the next update will occur and not to wait on my update email to view the new listings.

 
SOLD ITEMS:   All knives are available when the site is updated and are sold on a first-come first-serve basis. As knives are spoken for I immediately mark them sold.
LAST UPDATE:  20 APR 2014

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The following items are being sold by Gary Ruleford    zruleford@aol.com

            

 

 

1.      Sale Pending--------------------------------------------- ~ Consignment ~ WWI Era AULION Knuckle Knife.  6 ” blade is one of the nicest that I have seen.  It looks unsharpened to me with one old “blood rust” type mark toward the tip on the right side.  Very strong AULION mark.  This variation has the two grooves on top of the handle.  Replacement scabbard is very well made with a piece of metal riveted on the back to hold the shape of the guard.  Belt loop sewn on back.  Leather surface is cracking, but is solid and supple.  Excellent specimen of an early AULION.

 NOTE:  NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM.

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3379.JPG                       $600

 

2.      Sale Pending----------------------------------------- ~ Consignment ~ WWI Era LF&C 1918 Knuckle Knife.  One of the best examples of this knife that I have seen.  Handle retains about 100% of its dark finish.  Blade shows one small nick on the bottom.  Replacement scabbard has a metal insert riveted into the throat and the back cut-out allows the knife to lay flat against the body.  This knife and scabbard appear not to have been carried, rather it was stored away in a sock drawer or somewhere.  NOTE:  NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM.

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3371.JPG                       $675

 

3.      Sale Pending ----------------------------------------~ WWII Era Western Shark Knife.  Absolutely mint bright bladed knife with a mint double stitched, one piece scabbard. 

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3389.JPG                       $295

 

4.      US M-4 Case M-1 Carbine Bayonet.  Blade retains about 98% of its finish.  Extremely nice example of the limited use rubber handle.  Blade shows some VERY careful sharpening.  M8-A1 scabbard.

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3384.JPG                       $225

 

5.      WWII American Fork & Hoe Bayonet.  Full blade appears refinished with some sharpening visible under the finish.  Black handles. 

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3351.JPG                       $90

 

6.      6” Jet Pilot’s Knife.  Camillus N.Y.  Peened pommel.  Some sharpening.  Saw teeth are in excellent condition.  Proper scabbard. 

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3256.JPG                       $175

 

7.      WWII Shipboard Made Fighting Knife.  6 ” blade shows a lot of pitting and sharpening.  Aluminum guard and pommel.  Black and red fiber washers and aluminum spacers for the handle. Scabbard made in the fashion of Mk II. 

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3367.JPG                       $60

 

8.      Sale Pending ~ Consignment ~ Aluminum Handled, D-Guard Style Knife using a period machete blade measuring 8 ” long.  Very well made and very well balanced.  Very sharp.  No scabbard.  NOTE:  NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM.

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3361.JPG                       $270              

 

9.      Consignment ~ This knife is a period copy of a WWII Stone Knife. Likely made aboard another WWII ship. with a Patton saber tip used for a blade.  Stone Jr. feels that it may have been made from a casting of his anniversary knife.  The owner feels that it is a period shipboard copy made during WWII, and that it is NOT a knife made currently in Washington State.  I am offering it for consignment; YOU will be the final judge.  NOTE:  NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM.

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3301.JPG                       $800

 

10.  Consignment ~ New production, new condition, Randall #1, 8”.  Mint condition.

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3309.JPG                       $550

 

11.  Consignment ~ U.S. M3 Imperial, Blade Marked.  Tight guard.  Excellent handle, tight pommel.  Finish has been removed from blade, then polished.  Blade is 6 ”, with no rust or pitting.  Viner Bro. M-6 scabbard is very nice with 1 rivet missing at the throat.  Snap strap works fine.  Original leg tie down in place.

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3239.JPG                       $690

 

12.  Consignment ~ WWII Kabar 6” Commando.  5 7/8” bright blade appears to be unsharpened except for the ” tip where some sharpening is evident.  Original scabbard is very nice and is intact.  Guard, handle and pommel are tight.

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3250.JPG                       $150              

 

13.  Consignment ~ WWII 3rd Pattern F/S.  Guard marked “ENGLAND.”  Pommel area marked with “1”.  6 ” blade has some sharpening and some light pitting, about 70% blue.  Replaced scabbard.

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3255.JPG                       $180

 

14.  Consignment ~ WWII theater US M-3 Case , Guard marked ,   Full blade, guard and birdshead pommel are polished bright.  Smooth leather handle.  Unmarked M-6 style  scabbard.  All near mint.

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3150.JPG                       $300

                        

15.  US M-6 Bayonet, Aerial Cutlery Co.  New in original box and wrapper.  Package dated May 1961.  Bayonet only—no scabbard was shipped in this package.  Package has been carefully opened. 

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3100.JPG                       $100

                 

16.  Consignment ~ 1918 Aulion style handle with a very well made double edged blade.  Blade is 8 ” long.  Left side guard removed for flat carry.  Elongated pommel nut.  Very well made period scabbard.  Owner says that there are references of a very small number of these being made for Special Opps during the Vietnam War.  NOTE:  NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM.

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3050.JPG                       $1100

 

17.  Consignment ~ Western G46-6.  Excellent condition.  Full Blued blade, early 1 piece scabbard.

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3066.JPG                       $350

                    

18.  Consignment ~ Spanish American War Dagger (possibly older) appears to be of Spanish colonial descent, given the three sided blade, no hollow grind, deep cusp on the scabbard mounts.  It is likely that this knife had a frog or a chain hanger.  Blade is 12 ” long and does have some small pitting spots on both sides of the blade.  Wood handle is wire wrapped.  Brass “S” guard, ferrel and pommel cap.  I’m guessing that the scabbard is pigskin over wood with brass mounts.  Knife is 16 ” overall and very well balanced.  There have been examples of this knife with American Eagles engraved on the blade. Subic Bay has been a host to the World’s Navies for over 400 years.  Given this knives age of 100-200 years old, it is in excellent condition.  And it is a very interesting piece of U.S. Military history.

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2836.JPG                       $500

 

19.  Consignment ~ Vietnam Era Extremely Rare “Shining Brass” Buffalo Bill Presentation Knife.  Engraved blade reads, “SSG KENNETH GARDENER,  FOB #2,  1966-1967”.   As you know, “Shining Brass” was the project designation for clandestine incursions into Laos by SOG.  (Silvey, Vietnam, Pgs. 46, 47, 49.  9 ” blade is polished on the engraved side.  Plated on both sides.  Excellent plus condition.  Spots on the blade are not rust or pitting, just spots. 

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2698.JPG                       $1860

                             

20.  Consignment ~ Chrome 5th Special Forces Group Presentation Stiletto with original scabbard.  Knife is 100%.  Sheath has snap strap broken.

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2534.JPG                       $880

 

21.  Consignment ~ Randall Model 14—Late 70’s-early 80’s knife---The Stainless marked “Sawback” blade is 7 1/2” long and has some very light sharpening marks along the cutting edge. There are some minor scratches towards the tip. It has the optional forward curved double hilt and a single finger grip micarta handle with thong hole. It comes with a nice Johnson rough back sheath with an orange stone.----Nice Randall.

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2537.JPG                       $785

 

 

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The following items are being sold by John Gibson  jrg@woh.rr.com

"Note: Always Interested In Buying Your Collection"

 

1. Vietnam Special Forces Round Tip Bolo---Mint In The Box-----The black blade is 11" long and mint. The handle is mint with the original thong. The sheath is mint with original cardboard sleeve. The original box is dated 2/73-----which is unusual as most were dated 3/73.-----Ref: Cole III pg 168 and Silvey Vietnam pg 41------Mint------$ 485.00
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2.  SOLD-----------------------------------------------WWII Model 1905E1 Bayonet----Wilde Tool----The blade is 10" long and marked "W T / U. S. / 1942" at the ricasso. The plastic grips are in excellent condition. It comes with a M7 scabbard that has been repainted. Ref: Cole III pg 32-------$ 225.00
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3. SOLD----------------------------------Vietnam Western Special Forces Bowie-----The blade is 9 3/8" long and has the Special Forces Crest near the ricasso. The blade is also correctly marked "Bowie" on one side and "Western / Boulder Colo.U.S.A." on the other. I do not see any sharpening marks but there is the remains of some fine pin head pitting---the blade has been buffed. The rosewood handles have no damage. It comes with the correct and early scabbard. I have seen a couple of these over the years and based on what I paid and where it came from, I believe it is legit. Ref: Cole III pg 168------Quite Rare-------$ 485.00
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4.  Gerber Commemorative Mark II -----The Vietnam Tribute Collection---In Honor Of The United States Air Force.  Mint in the wood Display box.----Mint----$ 185.00
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5.  SOLD--------------------------------------------------WWII Australian Fighting Knife----The blade is 5 7/8" long and has sharpening marks. The see-thru handle is aluminum and in excellent condition. It comes with the original leather scabbard that has the lower throat rived pulled through. The grip strap snap is fine. Ref: Cole IV pg 40-----Quite Scarce------$ 450.00
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6.  Gray Handle Gerber Mark II----1976-----Exc Plus----The blade is 6 7/8" long and unused with the polished edge. It has the Gerber mark on one side and the scarce etched mark "048136" on the other. The handle is in unused condition with no damage. It comes with the original dark green leather sheath that is complete.-----Nice Gerber Mark II-----$ 350.00
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7.  SOLD-----------------------------------------WWII Boker M3----Guard Marked-----Minty------The blade is 6 3/4" long and unused, with only scabbard marks. The guard is marked "U S / M 3 / Boker".  The leather handle is clean and solid. The pommel has the ordnance mark. It comes with a nice minty M8 scabbard that is complete with original leather tie-down. Ref: Cole III pg 96 #3------Minty------$ 685.00
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8.  Vietnam 1968 Pilots Knife---Minty---The blade is 5" long and unused. The leather handle is unused. The pommel is marked "Camillus / N.Y. / 11-1968". It comes with the original scabbard that is complete with Norton marked stone. The sheath is marked Camillus and dated December 1968. Ref: Cole III pg 148---$ 125.00
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9.  SOLD------------------------------------------------------WWI-WWII 1918 AuLion Knuckle Knife----Nice----The blade is 6 5/8" long and in excellent condition. I do not see any sharpening but there is some faint age darkening.  The handle has the full guards and the groves on each side at the top. It comes with the original metal scabbard that is in excellent condition except that it is missing one prong. Ref: Cole III pg 25------$ 650.00                 Note: No Paypal On This Item.
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10.  WWII 3rd Pattern F/S---Minty----The blade is 7" long and unused. The guard has the England mark. The handle is unused with a #2 Mold mark. It comes with the original minty scabbard that has the full elastic. Very nice Minty F/S------$ 350.00
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11.  SOLD-----------------------------------------------------Randall Model 16 Dive Knife with Pancake Flipper Sheath----Mint-----The Stainless marked blade is 6" long and unused. It has the thumb notches, nickel silver guard and greenish-black micarta handle. It comes with the very scarce Pancake Flipper Dive sheath. These sheaths were made in the mid to late 70's with a total of 300 to 500 made.  Ref: Wickersham--Randall Reference Book pg 116-----$ 775.00
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12.  Gerber Presentation Set Type 1S-----Mark I and Mark II with matched serial numbers.  They have brass fittings and Zebra wood handles. Both marked "000660" and the Gerber mark. The Mark II has a couple carbon spots and some pitting near the serial number. The Mark I is minty with no spots. They both come with their original minty leather scabbards. These were made between 1977 and 1985----Quite Scarce Set---------$ 375.00
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13.  SOLD------------------------------------------WWII Theater Made Knuckle Knife----The double edge blade is 6 3/4" long and nicely ground from a bayonet blade. The grips on the handle are a brass slab with celluloid on top of the brass. The knuckle bow is steel and very well made. It comes with the original scabbard that is from an early M8A1 scabbard----very nice job.----$ 525.00                                              Note: No Paypal On This Item.
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14.  SOLD-----------------------------------------------------WWII M3 Blade Marked Imperial---Exc Plus----The blade is 6 3/4" long and unused with only scabbard marks. It is marked "US M3 Imperial". The guard and pommel are tight. The 8 ring leather handle is clean and solid. There is a scratch line on one side of the handle. The pommel has the ordnance mark. It comes with an early M8 scabbard that is complete with original leather tie-down. Ref: Cole III pg 97 #12-----Nice M3---$ 425.00
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15.  SOLD--------------------------------Vietnam Era Kabar 1207----Mint In The Box----The blade is 6" long and mint. It comes with the original box, blade sleeve, Kabar paper and perfect leather sheath.---Mint------$ 150.00
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16.  SOLD---------------------------------------------------WWII Camillus USMC Mark 2-----The blade is 7" long with some careful sharpening---almost looks like he used sandpaper. It retains aprox 80% original finish with no rust or pitting. It is marked "Camillus,N.Y." on one side and "U.S.M.C." on the other. The leather handle is in exc plus condition. It comes with the original leather scabbard that is also in minty condition. Ref: Cole III pg 91-----Nice----$ 200.00
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17.  SOLD--------------------------------------------Vietnam Era Marble's Pilots Knife---Near Mint---Commercial Version---The bright blade is 6" long and marked "Marbles / Gladstone / Mich." at the ricasso. The blade is unused but does have some very faint sharpening marks right at the cutting edge. It has a brass guard and bright pommel. The leather handle is clean and solid. It comes with the original scabbard that is complete with gray stone. Ref: Cole III pg 147-----Nice Marble's-----$ 425.00
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18.   Ek U.S. Airborne Forces Commemorative Fighting Knife---Mint in the Box----The engraved double edge blade is 6 1/2" long and marked "In Honor Of - Airborne - U.S. Airborne Forces". The back side has the Richmond VA Ek mark and "0366". The grips are perfect. It comes with a wood display box, cardboard box for the display box and original shipping box. It comes with all the original papers, including the original sales receipt dated Jan 1986.------Mint and Complete-----$ 250.00
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19.  SOLD------------------------------------------------WWII Moore Fighting Knife----The blade is 6" long with sharpening marks. The handle is marked "Moore / Mpls". It comes with the original scabbard dated 1944 on the back. Ref: Silvey WWII pg 162----$ 250.00
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20.  Vietnam Tru-Bal Bowie-Axe----Mint----The blade is 8 3/4" long and unused. It is marked "Tru-Bal" on one side and "Bowie-Axe" on the other. It comes with the original heavy leather Tru-Bal / Bowie-Axe marked scabbard. Ref: Silvey Vietnam pg 121------Mint-----$ 225.00
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21.  SOLD----------------------------------------------WWII Kabar Mark 2-----Minty----The blade is 7" long and mint. The guard is marked "Ka- / Bar" and "USN / MK2". The leather handle is mint. This is the thick pommel version. It comes with a BOYT 43---USN marked scabbard that is complete. Ref: Cole III pg 87 #15 and pg 93 for the scabbard.-----$ 250.00
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22.  Vietnam British Aircrew Emergency Knife----Mint----The blade is 4" long and marked "Joseph Rodgers / Sheffield England / Pat. Pend". It comes with the original leather sew-in style scabbard and nylon cord. Ref" Flook--British and Commonwealth Military Knives pg 98-100 Plate 231-----Mint --------$ 70.00
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23.  SOLD-------------------------------------------Vietnam Camillus MC-1 Survival Knife-----Mint In The Wrap----Complete with plastic bag, Brown wrap, Warning paper and Para cord lanyard (unusual with the para cord)---Mint----$ 150.00            Note: No Paypal On This Item.
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24.  SOLD-----------------------------------------------Late Vietnam Randall Model 14----Nice-----The Stainless Sawback blade is 7 1/2" long and is unused except for some very light fine sharpening marks. I would think they would clean off easily if desired. It has a brass guard with a greenish-black micarta handle. It comes with a Minty Johnson Rough Back sheath with the early unmarked orange stone and para-cord lacings. The sheath also has the rivet punch marks. Randall stopped using riveted sheaths in 1972, so this is a 1973 era sheath and knife.----Very Nice Randall----$ 550.00
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25.  WWII Case Army Air Force Survival Machete----The blue blade is 10" long with light sharpening and finish loss. The blade is marked "Case XX". The wood handles are in excellent condition with no damage. It comes with the original blade guard. Ref: Cole III pg 139 #5--------$ 110.00
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Miscellaneous Knife Related Items                       jrg@woh.rr.com

 

80. Reference Book-----"The Randall Chronicles" by Pete Hamilton.  Hardbound with dust jacket----160 pages. Many pictures of the shop and making of Randall knives. Dating knives by spacers, stones, sheaths, etc. Also shows many rare Randall's. --$ 50.00
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82. Reference Book--KNIVES of the United States Military WORLD WAR II”, is hardbound, 8.5 by 11 inch format, containing 250 pages.  There are 240 full page color plates depicting the knives of World War II displayed against a background of wartime accouterments and memorabilia.  More than 425 knives are displayed. Included are those knives provided by the military as standard issue and knives with very limited issue like those provided to the Marine Raiders, the First Special Service Force, or the OSS.  Also depicted are knives issued by the Allies as well as those privately purchased by servicemen and those handmade by GI’s in their spare time.  This book is a great reference for collectors.   To order send $59.95 plus $5 shipping to:
Mike Silvey
6908 Diamond Court
Pollock Pines, CA 95726
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83. Reference Book--“Pocket Knives of the United States Military” is the latest book by Michael W. Silvey in his series on U.S. military knives.  This book is hardbound, 7 X 8 inch format, 135 pages of rich color photographs.  It is a historical chronology beginning with the first folders of the early 1800’s and ending with the high tech knives of the twenty first century.   Almost 200 different issue knives are displayed including several that have never been shown in any previous publications.  The book will delight pocket knife collectors in general and will be a rare treat and a great reference for those who collect U.S. military knives. Send $24.95 plus $5 shipping to:
Mike Silvey
6908 Diamond Court
Pollock Pines, CA 95726

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84.  FAKE F/S--The following information is being presented in the hope that other collectors will not get burnt:
Fake 2nd Pattern F/S--Made to be a Free French  Variation--The 6 7/8" blade is blackened, under the black is what appears to be a copper plating or coating. The guard has a small Broad Arrow on the top side. The blackened knurled grip has a large Cross  imbedded in the knurling. The Cross is aprox 1/2" tall and 3/8" wide.  After talking with a couple friends, John Fischer and Tom Parker and re-reading a section of Ron Flook's book, I have come to the conclusion that this thing is bogus.
This additional information came from fellow collector Kerry Gordon.  (thanks Kerry)
I just thought that you might like to know that you weren't the only one ever caught with one of these - not only do I have the French version but I also have one with the Belgian Rampant Lion stamped into the hilt.

The real give away with these is that the blade tang doesn't run all the way through the pommel nut, there's about two threads empty at the end of the nut.  The other thing is that the brass pommel nuts are painted with gloss black paint rather than blackened.

Someone spent a lot of time and effort on these, the blades really are tinned under the blackening and the hilts are blackened brass that is reasonable well checkered.

 

For information or questions contact:

JOHN R. GIBSON
PO BOX 311

Germantown, OH 45327
e-mail:  jrg@woh.rr.com
To order or inquire about a knife, please send me an email.
Voice Mail: (937)-307-2815
 

GARY RULEFORD
PO BOX 381
Bixby, OK 74008
e-mail: zruleford@aol.com
phone: (918)814-5519

 


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1898 Colts
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Vietnam War Militaria
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Elite Military Knives
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M9 Bayonet-Survival Knife
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Military Fighting Knives
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